Started skiing as a toddler. Captured his first Winter X Games gold medal in 2001. Co-founded the Armada ski company, a progressive rider-owned outfit. Fractured both of his ankles and heel bones in a crash landing after an attempted clearance of the 100-foot Chad's Gap in Utah in 2005. Has appeared in more than a dozen skiing films and began co-producing films in 2004, including the 2007 release Believe.